Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center - Hospital Operations Careers

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Job Number: 95343

Location: Cincinnati, OH

Date Posted: 1-10-2018


SUPERVISOR'S TITLE: Chief Pharmacy Director

COLLABORATIVE RELATIONSHIPS: Sr. Clinical Director, Clinical Coordinator, Clinical Specialist, Nursing and Medical Staff

TITLES SUPERVISED: Pharmacist I, Pharmacist II, Pharmacist III, Pharmacy Technician I & II, Lead Pharmacy Technician


PURPOSE OF POSITION: To direct and support the day to day operations of the central pharmacy and satellites on CCHMC main campus. To provide support and direction for off-site pharmacies at College Hill and Liberty Township. To coordinate all pharmacy distributive activities of a Medical Center dedicated to the care of infants, children and adolescents.

·Interprofessional Practice:
Demonstrates consistent integration of the Interprofessional Practice Model (IPM) in all aspects of practice.
·Daily Operations
Maintain responsibility for the distributive activities within assigned areas, including staffing, coordination of evaluation process and payroll activities. Provide 24 hour on-call coverage for distributive staffing coordination. Facilitate the involvement of Decentralized Pharmacists and Clinical Pharmacist Specialist in providing pharmacokinetics monitoring of assigned zone and rotating through evening and weekend on-call coverage.
·Regulatory Compliance
Monitor unit compliance with all applicable regulatory agencies. This will be accomplished by maintaining environmental and documentation compliance via unit monitoring. Design, implement and monitor corrective actions as identified by unit tracking
Participate in the development of long-term and short-term operational goals for the department.
·Patient Care
Perform duties and responsibilities of a Pharmacist in emergency situations.
·Selection and Staffing
Participate in the recruitment and selection process for pharmacy candidates. Coordinate the work schedules for the staff in their assigned work areas.
·Drug Therapy
Become knowledgeable of investigational protocols involving drug therapy.
Serve on committees as necessary, including Pharmacy Coordinating Committee, Internal Medication Safety, IV Access Group, Epic Pharmacy Governance, Unit Move Steering Committee, and Medication Overfill Task Force
·Training and Mentoring
Maintain involvement in teaching and supervising pharmacy personnel, pharmacy interns and rotating students from the University of Cincinnati, College of Pharmacy.
·Financial Management
Assist in preparation, management, and evaluation of annual fiscal operating and capital equipment budgets for assigned area(s). This will include assisting in management and evaluation of variance reports, identifying areas for cost containment, developing, monitoring and managing productivity measures. Maintain accuracy of time reporting, payroll, and department position control. Financial management includes collaboration with the Business Director on area-specific financial initiatives.
·Quality Improvement
Foster an environment that promotes a spirit of inquiry and continuous quality improvement. Assigned service areas will be monitored to determine approaches for improvement activities. These activities include designing new processes, collecting, measuring, and disseminating data. Performance over time will be reviewed and reported. Based on evaluation, the process may be redesigned or improved. Quality patient care outcomes will be ensured through policy and guideline development. Quality Improvement initiatives extend beyond the service area, requiring collaboration with other departments in hospital-wide performance improvement initiatives.

Skills & Competencies
·Diversity Appreciation
Understanding and showing respect and appreciation for the uniqueness of all individuals; leveraging differences in others' perspectives and ideas; appreciating cultural differences and adjusting one's approach to successfully integrate with others who are different from oneself
·Professional Knowledge/Ability
Professional knowledge and ability sufficient to effectively carry out the responsibilities of the position
·Medical Terminology - Intermd
Intermediate knowledge of medical terminology
·Scientific Terminology
Knowledge of scientific terminology
Possess finger dexterity, manual dexterity and motor coordination necessary to manipulate necessary tools/objects
·Detail Orientation
Meticulously keeping track of details without becoming overwhelmed by them; being exacting, precise, and accurate; spotting minor imperfections or errors and taking action to correct them
·Communication - Advanced
Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.

·Master of Science, MBA, Pharm.D OR Doctor of Philosophy OR Completion of pediatric residency OR 5 years of clinical experience
·Licensed as a pharmacist within the state of Ohio AND CPR/AED Professional Rescuer


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